In a Medium post, I explore how the political memoir became weaponized as a tool for revenge and reinvention. https://tomparkinwrites.medium.com/weaponizing-the-tell-all-political-memoir-d0db0bffe8ac
As the UK heads into at least three weeks of lockdown, here are some suggestions for Liberal Democrats in want of a good book. British Liberal Leaders (2015) - Edited by Duncan Brack, Robert Ingham and Tony Little The Wrath of Capital: Neoliberalism and Climate Change Politics - New Directions in Critical Theory (2014) - … Continue reading Want something to read? Here’s 5 liberal books to keep you going!
The Sheffield Liberal Democrats had another successful canvassing session in Beighton yesterday evening. Well done to the Lib Dem team for going out on the doors! We even managed an action shot! (Featuring THREE Toms)
Out on the doorstep this morning to help elect two excellent candidates, Alan Woodcock and Ann Whittaker, to the council in May. On the UK's first day outside the European Union, it is more important now than ever to campaign for a liberal UK. That campaign starts with local politics and local councillors.
Labour Party members should be given a vote in an internal Brexit referendum before MPs vote on another proposed deal from Prime Minister Theresa May. The ballot would ask: “Should the Parliamentary Labour Party support Britain's exit from the EU?” Yes (Leave) No (Remain) An internal party poll would be better than a … Continue reading Labour’s Answer: A ‘People’s Vote’ for party members
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Click here to view the article 'Our democratic deficit is deeper than anyone wants to admit....Parliament is an old network for dead men and a country that no longer exists.'
The democratic, federal, inclusive and socially-progressive union of the future. The European Union consists of 508 million citizens in 28 countries of 24 languages. Europe is by far the strongest economy in the world with a collective productivity of $18.339 TRILLION. This European Union of, 2016 is progressive, powerful and inventive. But that’s not the … Continue reading Europäische Union, Evropská unie, União Europeia (Chapter One)
Why was 2015 the 'Goldilocks Election'? Why can't Osborne succeed as Conservative leader? Why will the Tories be forced to return to the dirty politics of the 1980s? As 2015 draws to an end, the Prime Minister is sure to look back on the past twelve months with pride. Since January, the Tory leader has managed win … Continue reading Why 2016 will not be a Tory Wonderland
Angela Merkel – a woman with a political career which to most of her contemporaries remains a distant dream. Having served as the first female German Chancellor and leader from the Eastern side of the border, she is seen by most as commander of the EU. She has outlasted all of her companions … Continue reading Merkel & Me: A strange relationship